Austin based singer-songwriter Matt the Electrician – real name: Matt Sever – has spent the last 16 plus building his career with constant touring and a steady release of full length albums. Since 1998 he’s released nine albums; his most recent album being It’s A Beacon It’s A Bell.
Originally from San Francisco, Matt moved to Austin in 1996 and he continues to call it home. For his latest project, he decided to jettison the idea of releasing a traditional full length album. Instead, Matt is embarking on a series of 7” releases (with digital distribution as well). The first in the series, “The Bear” b/w “Never Had A Gun” will be released on October 23rd. Each 7” release will find Matt collaborating with a different artist, including Dana Falconberry and Little Brave, with more collaborators to be announced. For the initial single, Matt worked with Austin’s Wood & Wire. Matt’s songwriting is gorgeously anchored by the bluegrass band.
Below, download the “The Bear.”
Purchase Matt’s new 7″ single here
Matt The Electrician, My Morning Download